14-year-old Grace Summerhays aims to join brother Preston with Utah State Amateur run
Grace Summerhays became just the fourth-ever female golfer to qualify for the men’s state amateur. The following highlight from KSL talks about her win:
"Preston Summerhays is only 16 years old, but he’s already accomplished as much in his playing career as many golfers twice his age.
Fresh off a sponsor's exemption in the Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship, the defending Utah State Amateur champion will try to join rarified air this week at Soldier’s Hollow golf course by winning two in a row.
He’ll have plenty of competition in his way, though. And one of his biggest competitors may be from his own family.
Grace Summerhays, the 14-year-old daughter of local pro Boyd Summerhays and younger sister of Preston, became just the fourth-ever female golfer to qualify for the men’s state amateur when she shot 1-over-par 73 at Glen Eagle golf course in June.
She joins Annie (Thurman) Young in 2004 and 2005, BYU’s Naomi Soifua in 2017 and Utah Valley’s Carly Dehlin-Hirsch in 2018 as the only female golfers to tee it up in a men’s state amateur. That’s four women in an event that has produced winners ranging from Danny Summerhays to Tony Finau to Zac Blair to Patrick Fishburn and Kelton Hirsch, more recently.
Grace Summerhays will make it four with her first tee shot at the 121st Utah State Amateur, which starts Monday at Soldier Hollow golf course in Midway."- Sean Walker, KSL.com